FREE TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING.
What 1 recollect of the earthquake.
At the time of the earthquake a woman had died in the morning of the day, and it
was raining on that day, and I had just returned from the burial. As it was a cold day,
I warmed myself by the fire inside the house. After a little while I went into the
veranda and I felt a slight trembling as of an earthquake. I listened attentively and
felt the trembling more severe and then I went to the front of the house. Just as I got
to the front of the bouse the shaking was extremely severe. Although I expected it to
cease3 the shaking continued still more and more severe. Then I was very much afraid.
I had some expectation that it would cease, but when the chimney tops came down
I said,s God is indeed fighting against the world and there is no doubt now that the
world will be destroyed.' By this time I expected every moment to be swallowed up
in the ground and done for once for all.